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UPDATED!!! AICN's Premiere of MONSTER HOUSE in Digital 3D!!! In Chicago, L.A., Minneapolis, New York & Austin!!!

UPDATES throughout the Article in Red!

Hey folks, Harry here... I have to say, it's nice to see the original ID4 background on the site. It was removed in the wake of September 11th, 2001... as it was felt that image wasn't exactly what any of us were feeling at the time. But I like it - and I might very well keep it again. Afterall, the day AICN went live, was as part of a geek fervor for that flick. It's nice to keep history around.

Anyway - that's not what this article is about. Instead - it's about how you can celebrate with AICN in this 10th Anniversary. How can we celebrate? By getting together for a fantastic movie, how else? A movie in Digital 3D!!! A film by a first time filmmaker that feels absolutely classic from the get go!!! A film produced by geek gods like Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis!!! And that feels like their classic works from the 80s! That's right, I'm talking about MONSTER HOUSE!!!

We're doing a screening in Los Angeles with Moriarty at MANN'S CHINESE on July 10th at 10pm! To get into this screening - simply email Moriarty at with your Name and your guests' names. It's that simple. No hoops. Then watch for Moriarty's posting regarding whether or not you've gotten in. And your hopeful email confirmation from Mori. So Email Now! Basically this screening is full. Moriarty is taking "spill-over" submissions only - for the waiting list at the door - to fill empty seats by no-shows. So to get on that list - Email him now. Otherwise - Mori is assembling the L.A. Screening list now to be published soon.

We're doing a screening in CHICAGO with Capone at Crown Village Crossing 18 in Skokie on July 10th @ 10pm. Yes, we know it's a hike, but it's the theater that can show the Digital 3D experience for y'all! To get in, you email Capone at with your Name and those of your guests. Then watch for Capone's posting about those who got in that will go up, and also your hopeful email confirmation. So hop on it! Only 100 tickets Remain! Act Now!!!

We're doing a screening in Minneapolis with my pals at CONvergence. Why? Well 3 times now they've had me up there as a Guest of Honor at their convention and it's always been a blast. Those squareheads are a blast to hang out with. Except Tim Wick, he's like rubbing alcohol on the balls. And not in the good way. Anyways - I put it in Tim's warm firm hands and here's the email he sent:

Showing will be at 10:00 PM at the Coon Rapids Showplace.

Starting at 8:00 PM, a representative of the CONvention will be in front of the theatre handing out tickets to anyone who has a CONvergence membership badge. If they want to know more about CONvergence, they can visit our website at

At five minutes to 10:00, we will fill any empty seats with stand by people so if you don't have a CONvergence badge but you really want to go, you can take a chance and show up anyway. Sony will have some tickets available for a preview showing the following week and we'll make those available to anyone who is unable to get into the showing on the 10th.

That is all the details I have for now.

This isn't yet confirmed, but we have a CGI artist who worked on "Monster House" attending the con. He hasn't yet seen the completed film and will be going to the screening. He will probably be willing to do a brief Q & A after the showing.

So that's the Minneapolis screening!!!

The New York Screening - sadly - I don't have someone covering New York for AICN right now, but I love the city so much I had to do a screening there. The screening will be at the AMC 84th Street Six in New York on July 10th at 10pm. Watch this spot for where to email and attend. I'm working through the last details right now on it. Email your Full Name and number of guests to: Lisa Mazzella at Sony. Use the Subject line, "AICN's MONSTER HOUSE Screening!!!"

Lastly - The AUSTIN Screening. We're in the final steps of finalizing exactly how this screening will take place. However, it will be done with the Alamo Drafthouse and Tim League. It will take place on July 10th, though the time has not been locked down yet. However - to get in - Email me at this address with the Subject line - "10th Anniversary AICN - MONSTER HOUSE 3-D Screening" and your name and how many guests - and I'll make a list for those that will attend. Again - Watch this space for further details!!! This Screening is Full!!! The List will be published shortly. It will take place at ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE SOUTH - Theater 1 at 10pm on Monday the 10th of July!

We'll be doing other events through out the year - as we do every year, but let me tell you - this is a really special film. One you do not want to miss. And seeing it in 3D is phenomenal. Hope to see ya there - and check back for further details!!!

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  • July 3, 2006, 11:54 a.m. CST

    make it so

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

  • July 3, 2006, 12:10 p.m. CST



    I'll deffinitely be there..... Hopefully someone interesting will be there to represent AICN.... :( I'll look out for the email link though...

  • July 3, 2006, 12:15 p.m. CST

    patiently waiting...

    by Atomik Steve

    for the NY details.

  • July 3, 2006, 12:20 p.m. CST

    New York is in the house.

    by NYClerk37

    I'm here patiently waiting as well.

  • July 3, 2006, 1:10 p.m. CST

    I see Harry's back to using the vagina background

    by Sith Witch

  • July 3, 2006, 1:30 p.m. CST

    This film looks awesome

    by quadrupletree

    Hope I get in!!!!

  • July 3, 2006, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Jeez, I've been trying to figure out the bkgrd all day

    by RobinP

    I thought it was something to do with Pirates of the Caribbean for some screwed up reason. Y'know, I can see the White House exploding, because I have the lenticular from the VHS cover that I kept, up on my wall...but what the hell is that other design, like a geometric eye beside it ? Somebody tell's driving me nuts.

  • July 3, 2006, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Excited about NYC event

    by LilOgre

    Come on Harry, can Sheldrake do it?

  • July 3, 2006, 2:45 p.m. CST

    by bigbill

    Free with my CONvergence badge? fuqya!

  • July 3, 2006, 3:27 p.m. CST


    by wampa_one

    Looking forward to the news on the NYC screening! This movie looks like a blast!

  • July 3, 2006, 4:15 p.m. CST

    NYC get together


    To all of us that gets in, we should have a little get together ^_^...

  • July 3, 2006, 4:40 p.m. CST

    but why?

    by future help

    ID4 is just soooooo old and dated. so why? there are a million other images. why? be artistic. be creative.

  • July 3, 2006, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Re: get together.

    by LilOgre

    That's a great idea. Man I hope I get in.

  • July 3, 2006, 5:35 p.m. CST

    What no London?

    by CeeBeeUK

    Where's the love?

  • July 3, 2006, 5:48 p.m. CST


    by Sheir

    Is there an age-requirement? And also, how much is a ticket?

  • July 3, 2006, 6:14 p.m. CST


    by KilkennyBeer

    Harry - if you make it into Montreal for the Fantasia film festival, you should set something up over here! (

  • July 3, 2006, 7:22 p.m. CST


    by Everett Robert

    cuz I live in stupid Kansas and am NOWHERE near any of those screenings...Denver or Wichita, yeah, KC sure, Omaha even but nooooo...=) Have fun ya'll

  • July 3, 2006, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Get me a time machine.....

    by Rupee88 I can be 8 years old again and I'll watch this movie. But without that, I wouldn't sit through this boring, inane kiddie fare if you paid me.

  • July 4, 2006, 12:34 a.m. CST

    the background

    by Mr Brownstone

    looks like photocopied tin foil. How is it supposed to be an ID4 image exactly?

  • July 4, 2006, 1:13 a.m. CST

    mr. brownstone...

    by torpor_haze

    it's the spaceship blowing up the White House

  • July 4, 2006, 2:23 a.m. CST



    Yea a nice little nerd gathering amongest New Yorkers seems cool.... Lets hope harry will have that email link set up... I'll check back later in the A.M.

  • July 4, 2006, 9:26 a.m. CST

    like rubbing alcohol on Harry's balls

    by Little Beavis that the plot for the sequel to Monster House?? I'm frightened already, especially if it's in 3D too!!!

  • July 4, 2006, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Harry - NYC Info?

    by LilOgre

    Just checking in and yeah THE KNIGHT - we have to get something organized for the NY AICN'ers. Happy July 4th - 10 years ago today I was watching INDEPENDENCE DAY for the second time.

  • July 5, 2006, 6:55 a.m. CST


    by Rupee88

    Hmmmm...what is a more classic movie...the original King Kong or ID4? Seems like an easy choice to me. Anyway, Monster House looks too juvenile for adults, but I guess I would be tempted to see it in 3-D (especially for free). I've seen some CGI 3-D features and the effect was really stunning.

  • July 5, 2006, 12:47 p.m. CST



    Got that right LILOGRE.... That's if Harry ever posts the email link.... Looks like Harry's having a hard time finding someone for the NYC event....

  • July 5, 2006, 12:48 p.m. CST



    Got that right LILOGRE.... That's if Harry ever posts the email link.... Looks like Harry's having a hard time finding someone for the NYC event....

  • July 5, 2006, 5:06 p.m. CST

    You guys don't get the background.

    by Kevin Bosch

    It's classic because it's the original AICN background, not because ID4 is classic.

  • July 5, 2006, 5:27 p.m. CST



    Just emailed for the NYC screening.... Hopefully I get in.... Thanks Harry!

  • July 5, 2006, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Screw Monster House, we need Final Fantasy VII in 3D!

    by JarJar25

    Monster House is just a Pixar clone. Final Fantasy VII:Advent Children is the film to see in 3D. The animation is a thousand times better as is the story. The characters are beautiful to look at as is the action from beginning to end. FF7 is where it's at, not these American shit kiddie CGI films!

  • July 5, 2006, 8:58 p.m. CST


    by Kink

    I'm with on FF7, but...Monster House looks cool. Wish I was going.

  • July 5, 2006, 10:19 p.m. CST


    by Sheir

    I sent my e-mail a few hours ago, how do we know if we got in?

  • July 5, 2006, 10:26 p.m. CST

    THE KNIGHT - I emailed too.

    by LilOgre

    Lets get some kind of thing going for NYC AICN'ers. Any other NYC AICN people interested in meeting before or after?

  • July 5, 2006, 10:52 p.m. CST

    3D DLP

    by topaz4206

    Wait a minute, does that mean my home DLP projector can show polarized 3D? I thought they couldn't.

  • July 6, 2006, 8:22 a.m. CST


    by HumbertHumbert

    I've got a pretty big apartment. Perhaps we can get together at my place in brooklyn. everyone can bring their favorite party vice, and we'll have a good time

  • July 6, 2006, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Where in NYC?

    by LilOgre

    Lets decide on a place. After the film or before?

  • July 6, 2006, 12:18 p.m. CST



    Yea just got the confirmation mail a little while ago... I'll probably get there around 8-8:30 and just walk around... Julio is having an afterparty in his van lol.. Classic...

  • July 6, 2006, 4 p.m. CST

    I'd see this if not for the Art Direction

    by Movietool

    For all the money I know must have been behind this flick - the TV spots make it look one half-step above Saturday Morning 3D animation. Motion Capture has it's uses, but these characters still look souless and creepy. And for the love of pete, get a better rendering engine. Call the boys at Fox and see if you can license Blue Sky Studio's renderer.

  • July 6, 2006, 5:37 p.m. CST


    by wirefufighter

    Finally an AICN event in NYC! Party idea sounds very cool. Mind if I tag along?

  • July 6, 2006, 11:18 p.m. CST



    In the event I can't find any gathering, I'll just hang around in front of the theatre a little while be4 it starts...

  • July 7, 2006, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Yeah I will be there too

    by LilOgre

    I'm up for this and I'll be at the theatre standing around in front of the posters around 8:30.

  • July 8, 2006, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Has anyone gotten confirmation of NYC?

    by chiahead

    I sent my email too but have not heard back.

  • July 10, 2006, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Yeah I got a confirmation. See you guys there tonight.

    by LilOgre

    Cannot wait for this.

  • July 10, 2006, 10:32 a.m. CST



    Looking forward to seeing it too... Wonder why there was no talkback announcing the new york winners o_O?

  • July 10, 2006, 10:35 a.m. CST

    I can't believe I got shafted

    by chiahead

    Judging by the number of posters in this talk back, and the obvious lack of a NYC Winners announcement one gets the impression that they weren't in demand... yet here I am, shafted. Oh well, you guys have fun. I'll be sitting in Bryant Park watching Bullit. Thinking "God, Bullit would be so awesome in 3D..."

  • July 10, 2006, 12:08 p.m. CST

    No NYC Confirmation?!

    by legendofnatman

    When did you guys get your confirmations? Today? Yesterday? Somewhere between the dawn of time and eternity? This sucks. Harry better put up the NY list....well, it looks I'll be joining you in Bryant Park, chiahead.

  • July 10, 2006, 1:44 p.m. CST



    I got an email conformation on July 6th so i'm guessing the screening is still going on tonight. But at the other screenings there is a standby.. I'm sure everyone's not going to show up...

  • July 10, 2006, 10:45 p.m. CST



    Just walked out the theatre... Not sure if anyone saw me.. I was walking around with the Jaws Log in my hand.... Screening was great... Thanks again harry... Really enjoyed the film...

  • July 11, 2006, 6:43 a.m. CST


    by Varakor

    The screening was pretty good, i especially loved the 3D, that was damn good!! I thought it would be more like an event where there would be a speech, maybe some giveaways, u know stuff like that, overall i was happy I made the trek. PLUS It was the perfect crowd to watch this type of flick with, funny part for me was when the guy yelled "YEA!!" at Speilberg and Zemeckis<SP> names at the end credits. A lot of the people who didn&#39;t get confirmations should have showed up anyway, there were plenty of seats. Ah well, thanx AICN for the screening, I thought it was kewl.